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Spanish vandals desecrate church

April 19, 2011

A group of vandals broke into a Catholic church in Ciempozuelos, Spain, and ransacked the building, destroying the tabernacle and a statue of the Virgin Mary and scattering vestments and sacred vessels around the sacristy.

Police say the same culprits later robbed nearby stores, netting only a few hundred dollars.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Apr. 21, 2011 11:13 AM ET USA

    'Fraid they know more than you think, Mike. Look at the string of church desecrations in California and elsewhere throughout the world. Google it if you don't believe me. The theft of money is a ruse. this also begs the question of why churches are left unattended long enough to account for this kind of damage.

  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - Apr. 20, 2011 2:49 AM ET USA

    Father, forgive them, for (we hope) they know not what they do.